Dell nominated for Green IT Awards 2011

image Following our success in the Newsweek top 100 Green Companies, Dell’s work to help preserve the environment continues to be recognised across the industry.

We were delighted to find out earlier this month that our organisation has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Green IT Awards 2011 for a number of categories: Manufacturer of the Year; Company of the Year; Product of the Year; and Public Sector Project of the Year.

On top of this, Dell Compellent has also been recognised for the great work it is doing with the London Borough of Hillingdon, Intelligent Energy and Sheffield Hallam University:

London Borough of Hillingdon:

One of London’s largest local authorities

  • Running over 90% (c. 200) of their servers on nine physical platforms, including provision for DR,  cutting the ICT space we occupy by 65% and power consumption by over 80%
  • Saved over £93,000 on annual energy bill
  • Saved the generation of 171 tons of carbon emissions each year
  • Reduced the 3 year cost per Terabyte of storage by over 70%
  • Lowered our carbon footprint by 20 percent over 18 months whilst accommodating the growth required by the organization

Intelligent Energy:

Intelligent Energy is a global clean power systems company, with a range of leading fuel cell and hydrogen generation technologies.

  • Running 50-60 virtual servers on just 4 Dell servers. A new server typically costs £500 – £3,000, so if IE had had to buy one each time they have provisioned a virtual server, it would have cost 3-4 times as much.
  • Significantly reduced power consumption and cooling requirements
  • Reduced travel – UK and US design teams can work collaboratively online from the office, their homes or any other location

Sheffield Hallam University:

One of the UK’s largest universities, based in the north of England with over 35,000 students

  • Dell Compellent SANs has doubled capacity and performance, from 23TB to 50TB each and 10,000 IOPS to 20,000 IOPS each respectively. In spite of these dramatic increases in efficiency the SANs still consume the same amount of power as the previous solution, making them twice as energy-efficient.
  • Dell Compellent SAN also uses fewer drives, which minimizes additional power, cooling and space requirements. Sheffield Hallam has already reduced the physical size of its storage footprint from 84U to 30U of rack space, a total hardware reduction of over 60 percent.
  • Sheffield Hallam only needs six spindles to get the same performance with a lower budget.

Results will be announced at an awards ceremony at London Zoo on the 19th May and also in the next issue of Green IT Magazine and on the awards website, so please check back after the 19th of May.

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